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CSPAN
Jul 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
for civility set are most critical to you. tsa does a pretty prescriptive process by which operators are to determine but ultimately the operator knows or should know what is most at risk and so forth so it against with prioritizing those things. their systems and the like can be applied effectively. across miles and miles of pipeline it is very difficult. there are-somethings working in our favor. for instance because of the d.o.t. and epa requirements about monitoring we do have in our case at colonial we have aircraft that fly continuously. those folks are well aware of the security implications and they know to report abnormalities and so forth. we still consider our greatest risk to be a third party with a big piece of yellow iron digging a water well or some kind of trenching that is outside of our company. a sickly a third party is our greatest risk but it has the added effect of monitoring for surreptitious activity. if someone was out there to do us harm who is detecting it. beyond that it is a lot of emphasis being placed on the operators to understand what to look for and
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2011 2:00am EDT
hearing and i know the q&a is going to be worthwhile. the committee plans to develop a tsa authorization bill which is intended to enhance the streamline tsa transportation security initiative. a few weeks ago administrator pistol testified in front of the subcommittee to discuss his priorities, the purpose of today's hearing is to hear different industry perspectives on the ongoing challenges and securing transportation systems and what improvements could be made through the legislative process. tsa plays a critical role keeping america's travelers say, however, it is hinged on the cooperation for the public and private sector partners. we look forward to continuing this conversation hearing from some of the reverse course of public and private sector partners that tsa relies on to fulfill its mission of protecting our nation's transportation systems. as an example of the important collaboration between tsa and its partners has been the response to the human air cargo intact. since october, tsa is in working with private industry to develop and implement it short-term security directive
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2011 10:30am EDT
about the ones we don't know about? we also are deeply concerned about the tsa failing to identify threats. in 2009, there were 87% of these airports that have not had these threat assessments done and that number has not changed. the tsa lacks the control to secure airports. the nation's 457 commercial airports have not been guided by unifying national strategy. concern about more than 900,000 security badges at these 457 airports. and the dangers the complete to and the challenges that presents. we're also concerned about what is happening at some of our nation's airports like jfk. investigate reports show that at least a quarter mile of the perimeter fence is down leaving a gaping hole of security along the main runway. this is four years behind schedule we're concerned about what happened at the dallas love field. it has been damaged almost 20 times in four years. pilots were unsure what to do when a pickup truck crash to a fence and drove onto the tarmac in 2010. what the pilots as the tower of what the protocol was. the airport control tower said to hold position. we are conc
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2011 8:00pm EDT
will hear from tsa officials as well as representatives of the aviation mass transit pipeline, rail and trucking industries. this hearing of the house on land security subcommittee on transportation security is two hours. >> the committee on homeland security subcommittee transportation security will come to order. the committee is meeting today to hear a different industry perspectives on authorizing the transportation security administration for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. i would like to welcome everyone here to this hearing and thank all of our witnesses for their patients. i apologize for us been called for votes when the hearing was supposed to start, but it is what it is. we look forward to your testimony and greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into your opening statements preparing for the hearing and i know the q&a is going to be worthwhile. the committee plans to develop a tsa authorization bill which is intended to enhance the streamline tsa transportation security initiative. a few weeks ago administrator pistol testified in front of the subcommittee to discus
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
transportation security administration. members looked at how a tsa authorization bill can improve overall transportation security and enhance the effect it has an impact the security initiatives. next, we heard from representatives of transportation industry and suggested improvements. this is two hours.omnd >> the committee on homeland security subcommittee transformation security will come to order. the committee's meeting today to hear different industry is on authorizing the transportation security administration fornist fiscalrati for fiscal years 2012 nd 213. yearke to welcome everyone here to this hearing and thank all of our witnesses for their patients. i apologize for us been called for votes when the hearing was supposed to start, but it is what it is. we look forward to your testimony and greatly appreciate the time and effort you put into your opening statements preparing for the hearing and i know the q&a is going to be worthwhile. the committee plans to develop a tsa authorization bill which is intended to enhance the streamline tsa transportation security initiativ
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2011 8:00pm EDT
tsa airport perimeter screenings. i'd like to welcome a ranking member tierney and members of the subcommittee and the audience who are here participating with us and those of you that are watching on television to meet today's proceedings in the second mysteries of hearings designed to evaluate the status of u.s. airport security and the policies employed by the department of homeland security. there are a number of concerns that have been highlighted and drawn-out here today. first and foremost, we have learned that there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports since november, 2001, and i do appreciate the tsa tracking and providing that data but obviously those are the ones we know about. and the deep concern is about the ones we don't know about and the creativity in the things that can happen in the future? we also have deeply concerns about the tsa failing to conduct right honorable the assessments to identify gaps and perimeter screenings. 2009 the gao concluded there were 87% of these airports have not had these threat assessments done and that number really ha
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to regarding the tsa airport perimeter screening. i'd like to welcome a ranking member tierney and members of the subcommittee and the audience here participating with us and those of you that are watching on television. today's proceedings are the second to evaluate the status of u.s. airport security and the policies employed by the department of homeland security. there are a number of concerns that have been highlighted and drawn-out here today. first and foremost, we have learned that there have been 25,000 security breaches at u.s. airports since november, a 2001, and i appreciate the tsa trucking and providing the data but obviously those are the ones we know about the concern is what about the ones we don't know about and the creativity and things that can happen in the future. we are also deeply concerned about the failing to contact threat vulnerability assessments in order to identify gaps and reverse screening. to thousands lined the gao concluded there were 87% of the airports that have not had the threat assessments done and that number really has not changed. tsa als
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 5:30pm PDT
>>> on the broadcast tonight, under fire. you should hear what they said about the tsa today in washington. the folks who protect flying safety took a beating over what's still getting through. >>> dialing for dollars. the extra fees on phone bills, the confusing language and hidden costs that are just now coming to light in what the government calls a $2 billion a year scheme. >>> and light bulb revolt. with the deadline looming that forces us to stop using incandescent light bulbs, some are fighting back against using the new ones. >>> and the dominating women of the u.s. soccer team tearing up the field in the feel-good story of the summer. the field in the feel-good story of the summer. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. while it's sometimes hard to remember what flying was like without the bins and the ziplock bags and the shoe and laptop removal and the occasional shouted cry of "bag check," the tsa has been around now for almost a decade, there are 51,000 of them all wearing those blue shirts, working all flights, al
FOX News
Jul 9, 2011 10:00am EDT
fingers at the airport. the tsa agent caught, get in, stuffing a travelers ipad in his pants. did he just prove why the tsa should not unionize? [ mom ] one of the challenges for kayla being gluten-free is actually finding choices the whole family will love. five flavors of chex are gluten-free, including the honey nut flavor. and it's nice for me to be able to syes" to something that they want to eat. [ male announcer ] chex cereal. five flavor gluten free but also a caring touch. you learn to get a feel for the trouble spots. to know its wants... its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. >> hi, live from america's news headquarters, i'm jamie colby. the tributes are pouring in as we remember former first lady betty ford, the widow of former president gerald ford has died at age 93. she passed away at eisenhower medical center in southern california. ford, whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction inspired so many others to help, she co-founded the betty ford center, a clinic in california. and the next 48 hours could be crucial for striking a deal on raising the nation's debt l
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 6:30am EDT
colorado woman is in trouble this morning after allegedly getting a litling handsy with a tsa agent at sky harbor airport. the woman refused to go through screening and began arguing with tsa agents. that's when she grabbed one of the agent's breasts. >> i who never grab a woman's boobs. >> reporter: sky harbor passengers sounding off after a 61-year-old colorado woman is accused of grabbing a tsa's officer's breast. it all went down in terminal 4. phoenix police said yukari miyamae starting arguing with the tsa agent and refused to be screened by the staff. in fact, the tsa said the passenger was not receiving a patdown. during the argument, miyamae grabbed the officer's breast with both hands and started twisting. phoenix police arrested the woman on sexual assault. that's when the woman admitted to grabbing the agent. >> that's bad. >> reporter: one tsa officer said the victim wasn't working today. no word on her reaction, but a spokesperson for the agency said tsa officers work every day to protect the traveling public and the agency will not tolerate assault against the workfor
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30pm EDT
she groped a tsa agent at the sky harbor airport. police say the refused to go through the screening and started arguing with the agents. that's when she grabbed one agent's breast. >> reporter: sky harbor passengers sounding off after a 61-year-old colorado woman is accused of grabbing a tsa officer's breast. >> it sounds like she's going to get her hand slapped. >> reporter: it all went down in terminal 4 at check point d. police say she started arguing with the agent and refused to be screened by the staff. tsa says the passenger was not even receiving a patdown. during the argument, officers say she grabbed the officer's breast with both hands and started twisting. phoenix police arrived and arrested the woman on sexual assault. that's when the colorado woman admitted to grabbing the tsa agent. >> it is very painful. that's pretty bad. >> reporter: one tsa officer told abc 15 the victim wasn't working today. no word on her reaction. but a spokesperson for the agency says tsa officers worked every day to protect the traveling public and the agency will not tolerate assault against
CNN
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
until 2015. and if you're going to the airport later on, you're already dreading the tsa tango, relief might be on the way for you. the tsa will test a trusted traveller program. it will let certain frequent flyers at certain airports skip the full body imaging and basically get them through the security faster. the only catch is that they will have to give the tsa extra information about themselves ahead of time. this trial run begins this fall in atlanta, detroit, dallas and miami on certain delta and american airlines flights. right now, the nikkei is up, but all others, the hang seng, the dax, the ftse 100 all lower at this hour. let's go to hong kong, asian and european stocks seem to be reacting to a combination of economic news, including what's happening here in the united states. >> let's fine out why. as you said, european markets are slitding. investors are worried about debt. they are worried about how the u.s. debt talks are in dead lock and stan doord and poo's threatening to cut bond rates. and banks finding out if they're tough enough to take another shock. the
FOX
Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and he was an aviation attorney for 40 years. he says tsa screeners have a monotonous boring job and some are not paying attention to what they're doing. he recommends more computer automation to screen passengers. >> the more you get it over to computers and bar coding, the higher your level of security is going to be. >> reporter: now virgin america issued this statement saying, "we take security matters very seriously and are reviewing our training to ensure that this this anomaly does not occur again." the tsa says, "the tsa's review of this matter indicates that the passenger went through screening. tsa cannot comment further on the specifics of the case given the ongoing fbi investigation." in the meantime the nigerian man was questioned by authorities in los angeles last week and he was released and then yesterday he was caught at l.a.x. airport in l.a. trying to board another flight to atlanta using another expired boarding pass. once investigators searched his bag they say they found more than 10 other expired boarding passes that were not in his name. >> now this breach
CNN
Jul 9, 2011 2:00pm PDT
this woman says a tsa search of her hair is a case of racial profiling. i'll be talking about that allegation with her. i'm don lemon, the news starts right now. >>> we begin tonight with a developing story, a nation is born. after decades of civil war, the new country of sudan is today a reality. you can hear it here, a rose with a new flag was hoisted for the first time, it was a bittersweet moment after decades of brutal conflict that pitted the wealthier north against the poorer christian south. south sudan is about the size of texas. south sudan is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world. today's independence was cheered by ex-pats all over the world. >> happy birthday new sudan. >> this was the scene today in washington, sudan already has it's own embassy and next week the united nations will discuss membership for the world's youngest country. sudan was the largest country in africa, it is now effectively divided into two nations. south sudan is roughly the size of texas and it's made up of mostly christians, why it's neighbor is made up of mostly muslims. sudan
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 5:00pm PDT
of three airports with the tsa's new body imaging scanning system being tested. instead of an actual x-ray image of a passenger's body, the new system displays a generic outline of a human and highlights only objects on a passenger. >> given us the best opportunity to detect, it provides the best possible privacy opportunities that we have. >> reporter: the so-called underwear bomber case in detroit two years ago prompted the tsa to start using body scanners. >> arms up -- >> reporter: since their rollout at 78 airports last year, they came under fire, as did the tsa. critics said the process invaded privacy. however, the new system even eliminates the need for an agent to view image. it instead has a monitor posted at the scanner that flashes okay if no object is detected. which tsa administrator jaws pastoli says all can see. >> the passenger can actually see their image, and it's the same image as the previous passenger and the next passenger. so it's the same generic outline of a person. >> reporter: the unveiling of this new screening system comes less than a week after the tsa
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 5:30am EDT
a tsa agent. the woman refused to go through the screening and began arguing with tsa agents. she allegedly grabbed one of the agent's brails. some travelers said they're not surprised to see this happening. >> reporter: surprised to see this a on it a tsa? >> nothing surprises me. >> the woman is already facing one count of felony sex abuse? this week washington gets back to business to try to settle the debt debate. they're say the to -- set to go a meeting. >> reporter: today's buzzwords, cut, cap and balance. this week house republicans are expected to pass a cut, cap and balance bill as a prerequisite to raising the debt ceiling. >> cut, cap and balance gets us out of debt and will have a balance budget amendment required. i think that will be the republican position. >> reporter: here's how this works. cuts would splash federal spending to bring down the $1 1/2 trillion deficit expected this year a cap would mean limited federal spending to 18% of the gross moe domestic product and ball by a balanced constitution hall amendment. none of that is expected to happen before the
MSNBC
Jul 11, 2011 3:00pm EDT
tsa under fire after a stun gun is found on board a jetblue flight. andp children's hair, and granny's diapers and now this -- will they ever get it right? >>> we begin with president obama calling congressional leaders back for more debt discussions at the white house after weekend talks failed to produce a breakthrough. this hour the president is huddleded with eight congressional leaders as well as vice president biden, working on what he says will be daily negotiations until a deal is reached to raise the debt limit, and avoid an august default deadline. with lofty budget goals crashing into the political reality, the president took his case for a grand bargain to the public today. >> now is the time to deal with these issues. if not now, when? i have been hearing from my republican friends for quite some time that it is a moral imperative for us to tackle our debt and our deficits in a serious way. so what i have said to them is let's go. the leaders in the room here at a certain point have to step up to do the right thing, regardless of the voices in the respective parti
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 12:00pm EDT
this latest report, a security breach affected each of 170,000 passengers for the last decade the tsa says that these numbers can be misleading. this comes days after an issue warning by the tsa and months before the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. at airports across the country screenings and searches, the signs of the billions of dollars in security upgrades since the september terrorist attacks a decade ago. >> i think it is all for show. i don't need it does anything to stop any incidents. most of the stuff is stop before people get to the airport. >> according to the report, lapses are still occurring. since november 2001, there have been 25,000 security breaches. according to the report, 14,000 people got into secure areas. 6000 passengers or pieces of luggage were not screened or not screen properly. this morning, at a hearing on the hill, lawmakers raised concerns. >> those are the ones we know about. what about the ones we don't know about and the creativity and things that can happen in the future? >> in a statement to abc news, the tsa says -- at reagan national, p
CNN
Jul 1, 2011 7:00pm EDT
i.d.? somehow he got past tsa agents and airline personnel. he was charged with being a stow away in a hearing today in los angeles. sand remarks i understand there was concern. concern over whether he is a flight risk. >> reporter: absolutely. that is what federal prosecutors laid out today in front of the judge, asking the judge not to grant bail. they say noibi, the 24-year-old nigerian american they allege is a stowaway is a flight risk. he has no ties to los angeles. he has family in georgia and michigan, and also in his homeland of nigeria. also they argue he is a risk to the community using other people's identity to get onboard aircraft. other people's boarding passes. that is what they laid out in court today. the defense lawyer on the other hand says this is a guy who comes from a respectable family. that essentially all he did was steal a $500 flight and then he is embarrassed by this whole situation. of course, the prosecution says despite not posing a terror threat, that when it comes to security, especially in the age after 9/11, this is a very score yus matter. it seem
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
hands by turning the tables on tsa agents. that's coming up as the news edge continues, as well as gwen with great news as we get into the work week, right? >>> oh, yes. going to be a challenge to stay cool. i'll have the forecast and let you know how high the temperatures are going to go. we'll be back after the break.         >>> warm day today. we hit 89 at national airport, the same at dulles, and 91 at baltimore. that's just a sample of what's to come. our temperatures are going to be rising. fairly clear skies tonight. could see patchy fog especially over the mountains. other than that, bright skies into tomorrow. currently warm outside. 80 at national. 7at gaithersburg. 75 winchester. 79 baltimore. 80degrees annapolis. here is what is headed our way. in the 70s and ong the eastern 80s. to the south, into the 90s. the southwest, triple digits at this hour. all the heat they've been experiencing into the midsection and southern portion of the country is headed to the mid-atlantic. and we'll see a quick warmup into the course of the week. our temperatures will be on the
Univision
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
seguroscuando se van a violar los sistemas, el tsa, sinceramente no sirve para nada, si alguien quiere hacer un danho, la lo hubieran hecho.un informe hecho publico por la administracion de seguridad en el transporte parece darle la razon.mucho de lo que hemos estado viendo aquí , en mi opinión, ha sido teatro de seguridad y no se ha hecho realmente el trabajo para asegurar los aeropuertos al grado que necesitamos.los numeros que revelan las violaciones a la seguridad en los aeropuertos son impactantes. desde el anho 2001 uno se han reportado 25. 000 violaciones, lo que significa una continua amenaza terrorista y conlleva la siguiente pregunta.cual es la amenaza actual mas seria a la que nos enfrentamos? pienso que en este momento son los explosivos no metálicos que vienen de otros países.segun el reporte de violaciones, mas de 14.000 personas ingresaron en areas de seguridad.6000 pasajeros o sus equipajes atravesaron el area de deteccion de manera incorrecta o simplemente no fueron revisadoslas violaciones van desde pasajeros que evadieron la seguridad hasta aquellos que accidenta
NBC
Jul 13, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >> there's a better, smarter, safer way to do this, and the tsa is not prioritizing. >> reporter: even bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to make a point that they're just as, if not more, efficient than tsa's body imaging equipment. >> you take 1,000 people and put them in a room, i'll give you ten whole-body imaging machines. you give me 5,000 people in another room, you give me one of his dogs and we will find that bomb before you find your bomb. >> reporter: tsa assistant administrator john salmon defended the agency, though, saying the number of breeches is misleading, and represents only a fraction of the 5.5 billion people screened since 9/11. >> tsa's goal is to work with airport authorities to stay ahead of evolving terrorist threats while protecting passengers' privacy. >> reporter: still, airport directors called the tsa arrogant and bureaucratic. it was at char lots airport last year that a teenager slipped through security, stowed away and died in the wheel well of a passenger jet bound for boston. >> congress should continue to support its support of allowing airports to
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2011 11:00pm EDT
eliminated the department department of homeland security requirement for tsa to issue a rule requiring both classroom and effective hands-on situational security training. yet this was done without the homeland security committee review. does vision 100 letter to the individual air carriers to develop this security training originally to be done by tsa including the element relating to appropriate responses to defend oneself. because vision 100 took away tsa's obligation to develop the basic security training rule for all carriers, it mandated that tsa develop and provide advanced voluntary self-defense training programs. when we talk about mandatory basic security training and our comments, we are generally talking about only a five to 30 minute self-defense training module developed and provided by the air carriers themselves. air carriers appear to be checking the boxes in relation to the required elements of training. without tsa establish standards, there is a wide variance in amount of security training being allocated to self-defense. the so-called advanced training a
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm EDT
given the continuing threat from al- qaida. >> reporter: then there's the issue of the tsa's credibility among the traveling public. it seems for every breach like the stun gun recently found on a jetblue flight from boston to newark, there is video of a child or the elderly being subjected to intrusive screening. >> the challenges we have as a nation how do we become more secure and less invasive. >> reporter: testifying before a house subcommittee this morning the director of aviation at charlotte airport sounded like he wanted to give tsa the boot. >> congress should continue its support of allowing airports to opt f opt out of using tsa and ensure that the bureaucracy does not throw up arbitrary roadblocks from pursuing this alternative. >> reporter: then there's the question of the one billion dollars homeland security is spending on a program that is yet to catch a terrorist in 7 years. the spark program trains security officers to look for micro expressions of travelers that may be planning a terrorist attack. >> observing behavior is one of the basic tools that can be
NBC
Jun 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
tsa agents and on a plane without even buying a ticket. >>> some scary moments torture i for tourist says inside the washington monumen >>> a tough break for people stranded at the top of the washington monument tonight. d.c. fire officials say 16 people got stuck in the elevator around 6:45 this evening. 400 feet up they were. firefighters had to manually lower the elevator to the ground. that process took about 20 minutes, but everybody got out safely. the people waiting at the top of the monument for a ride down had to take the stairs. >>> the tsa is sending some of its agents back for more training. they're doing that after a guy flew across the country without a valid boarding pass. the man went from new york to los angeles on friday using an expired boarding pass that had somebody else's name on it. he almost did it a second time. pete williams has our report. >> reporter: the embarrassing saga began last friday when a u.s. citizen of nigerian background managed to board a plane and fly to los angeles without ever buying a ticket. 24-year-old used an i.d. from the university of
CBS
Jul 14, 2011 4:00am EDT
u.s. has spent billions of times to revamp airport screening and the tsa the problems amount to less than 1%. >> tsa is to stay ahead of evolving terrorist threats. >> reporter: a security breach is broadly defined, it can be anything from a checked bag being misplaced to someone being arrested for trying to get past a security checkpoint. just this past week a cleaning crew found a stun gun own a jetblue airplane at new work airport. the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive screening policies, including patdowns on children and elderly people and screening machines that see through clothing. the tsa insists all of it is necessary to protect the flying public. sandra hughes, cbs news, los angeles. >>> if you thought l.a. traffic is bad now, just you wait. this weekend the city is closing a ten-mile stretch of the 405 freeh wei, one of the busiest roads in the country. every day 500,000 cars depend on that stretch to get to the san fernando valley. it needs to be widened and to be widened it has to be closed and that is going to make for epic gridlock. officials are expecting
CBS
Jul 15, 2011 4:00am PDT
travelers from those passengers the tsa knows least about. >> we had to make sure folks on the highest risk -- >> reporter: tsa administrator john pistole says this would approach would target the biggest potential threats. and leverage resources. >> we want to make sure those we know little about that we can focus proper time and attention on them while at the same time recognizing that virtually everybody who flies is not a terrorist. >> reporter: the new screening initiative will be phased in this fall, starting with two airlines at four major airports. selected frequent travelers boarding delta airlines in atlanta and detroit and some frequent flyers on american airlines in miami and dallas will be invited to participate as well as u.s. citizens who passed background checks by customs and border protection, those passengers will have access to expedited security lanes but only after providing tsa with additional personal information. for security reasons the tsa won't say what that is but sources tell us it will include phone numbers, addresses and travel histories. >> somebody doe
CBS
Jul 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
keep you safe. live, kai jackson explains those problems for us. >>> the tsa is defending its security record, yet in light of recent breaches this certainly has the agency on the defensive. >> security is lacking at u.s. airports across the country. that's the troubling reality on national security. the panel made the announcement after reviewing the government's own data and days u.s. airports are still vulnerable to u.s. attacks. >> unfortunately we have to be right all the time. >> reporter: said there have been 27,000 breaches. roughly 5 5 breaches a year at each of the nation's airports. last year 60-year-old breached security. he somehow bypassed screeners and police and snuck inside the wheel well of a 737. his mangled body was found. >> definitely troubling but i still think it's going to take time. >> reporter: says the reported number of breaches is misleading. it represents a small fraction. >> tsa's goal is to stay ahead of the terrorist threats. >> reporter: there are also examples of -- discovered 13 knives in the carry on luggage of a man trying to board a flig
CBS
Jul 13, 2011 5:00pm PDT
to revamp airport screening. and the tsa insists the problems amount to less than 1% of the 5.5 billion screened in the past ten years. >> tsa's goal is to work with airport authorities to stay ahead of the evolving terrorist threats. >> reporter: a security breach is broadly defined, anything from a checked bag being misplaced to someone being arrested for trying to get past security checkpoints. just this past week a cleaning crew found a stun gun on a jetblue airplane at newark airport. passengers making their way through l.a.x. are mixed about whether or not security has improved. >> considering everything that we poured into it from resources and money and everything else, to me it's very high. >> they are doing the best they can right now. >> reporter: this latest scrutiny comes at the height of the summer travel season and the tsa is already taking heat for its aggressive screening policies including patdowns of children and the elderly and screening machines that feature clothing. the tsa says it's necessary to protect the flying public. sandra hughes, cbs news, los ange
ABC
Jul 13, 2011 4:00am EDT
slipped past security since 9/11. so what's behind the breakdown? we have the tsa's response. >>> restaurant revolution. today, 19 megachains, 15,000 restaurants in all, make a major announcement sure to please parents. >>> should polygamy be legal? stars of "sister wives" will tell a judge today they should be left alone. >>> good morning. we begin with the developing story sure to concern anyone catching a flight this morning. >> right, we do now have specifics on how weak security is plaguing the nation's airports with thousasas of breaches since 9/11. >> karen travers joins us with the details. >> reporter: good morning. a new congressional report found serious security lapses at the nation's airports but the transportation security administration says the data is misleading. since the september 11th attacks the u.s. spent billions on aviation security. but a new congressional report has found that lapses stiti occur. according to figures from the transportation security administration, more than 25,000 security breaches have occurred at u.s. airports since late 2001. tha
NBC
Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm EDT
. >>> still to come on news4 at 4:00, one woman suspects discrimination after the tsa searches her hair. her story in our next half hour. >>> >>> and welcome back. i'm wendy rieger, filling in for jim handly. >> i'm pat lau lawson muse. casey anthony will be out of jail in less than a week. a judge gave her four years with credit for time she has already served. the release date is next wednesday, july 13th. she was found not guilty of killing her daughter, caylee by a jury on tuesday. >>> the countdown to space shuttle "atlantis's" launch is under way. "atlantis" is set to liftoff just before 11:30 tomorrow, but there are thunderstorms under the pad in cape canaveral which could delay the launch until saturday. this mission will be an end to nasa's 30-year space shuttle program. >>> president obama met with congressional leaders today for talks about raising the debt limit. afterward, the president said the talks were frank and constructive. but he said both sides are still far apart. everyone agreed, there will be political pain on both sides by the time they reach an agreement.
MSNBC
Jul 8, 2011 10:00am EDT
are pretty common, especially those about tsa officers patting down children and the elderly at airports. but now a situation you have not heard about yet. laura adiali says she felt violated after she was told by tsa agents at a seattle airport that they needed to closely examine her hair. joining me now is laura adiali. laura, thank you for your time today. can you help us understand what happened? tell us what the situation was when you were going through security. >> yes. i went through security at sea-tac airport last june -- or last thursday, june 30th. and i went through the security line, and was asked to go through the full-body x-ray imaging. and i've been through that multiple times. and i stepped out, and they informed me that they were going to have to inspect my hair. and -- >> why did they say that? >> the funny thing -- >> yeah. >> well, they didn't give me a reason at all. at the time they just said that they needed to inspect it. and it wasn't until i questioned it that they gave me the policy of inspecting anything from the body. >> can you turn sideways so we
NBC
Jul 20, 2011 4:00pm EDT
story, the tsa. it is updating its image software at airports across the country. >> the new equipment will replace those controversial full-body scanners that raise concerns about privacy. and as chris clackum reports, local travelers are moamong the first in the nation to use the new machines. >> reporter: reagan national in washington is one of three airports where the tsa's new body imaging scanning systems is being tested. instead of an actual x-ray image of a passenger's body, the new system displays a generic out line. >> it provides the best possible privacy opportunities that we have. >> reporter: the so-called underwear bomber case in detroit two years ago prompted the tsa to start using body scanners. but since their rollout at 78 airports last year, they came under fire. as did the tsa. critics said the process invaded privacy. however, the new system even eliminates the need for an agent to view images. it instead has a monitor posted at the scanner that flashes okay if no object is detected. which tsa administrator john pistol says all can see. >> the passenger can actual
NBC
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm PDT
possibility. >> reporter: we contacted tsa, which handles airport security. a spokesperson issued this statement saying tsa recently briefed air carriers and foreign partners to provide greater insights into recent intelligence indicating the continued interest of terrorists to target aviation. >> it's a reminder safety and security is something we can never be complacent about. it's always a challenge as we work in partnership with the federal government, local law enforcement and airline partners it's always changing, always have to be aware of potential threats out there and work to ajust to meet them. >> reporter: while tsa at san jose international has not changed its practices yet, they are warning passengers they may notice additional security measures. tsa say the additional security measures are designed to be unpredictable so you won't see the same thing done here at san jose as you would at another international airport. tsa tells us added security measures may include interaction with passengers including pat-downs and use of enhanced technologilings. >> security is already
FOX News
Jul 16, 2011 10:00am PDT
is saying, he will be armed when she goes free. and 25,000 breaches of security for the tsa, after the september 11th attacks, and those are only the ones we know about so far. so, what needs to be done to keep our airports safe? got to begin though with the debt ceiling debate, raging in our nation's capital today. both sides offering little sign of a compromise. as an august 2nd deadline is fast approaching, talks between the president and members of congress are on hold, so far today, as well as a proposed trip to camp david that was talked about, instead, the president is taking his case directly to the american people, using his weekly radio and internet address to push his package of spending cuts p and tax increases. molly henneberg is covering the very latest for us in washington. and molly, tell us more about what the president had to say today. >> hi, jamie, part of his raid he yo address today is he's willing to quote, compromise, include cuts or quote, reforms, to entitlements like social security and medicare as part of the debt negotiations which the president says, d
ABC
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am EDT
. >>> what happened when one passenger give has tsa worker a patdown of her own. >>> plus, are you the best ones to transport your kids. you're watching good morning maryland. >>> five things you need to know before going out the door. economists are optimistic about the economy. they're expecting to see hiring pick up as they expect slower growth. 43% of respond didn'ts say their firm lins crease unemployment none have and significant layoffs. >>> lawmakers from minnesota say they're working to end the state's government shutdown. they said work is moving in a positive direction. they say a special session will be called as soon as the work is done and all the bills have been reviewed. thus farks they have all been agreed upon. >>> gnd parents may be better drivers than mom and dads. research shows grandparents are extra cautious with the task of transporting grandkids. the study was published in the journal of pediatrics. >>> are you the mom of a soldier. there is now a concern about mild brain injuries that are more common among troops returning from war a study shows concussions te
CBS
Jul 7, 2011 4:00am PDT
tsa issued a new terror warning about something called body packing. the government says terrorists may be shifting tactics to evade airport security by sewing explosives inside a suicide attacker's body. sandra hughes has details. >> reporter: the transportation security administration confirms al qaeda operatives in yemen want to surgically implant a bomb inside a human in order to bring down an airplane. >> we've taken it seriously and that's why we have passed it to our foreign partners and tsa air carriers. >> reporter: the tsa alerted airlines worldwide and is beefing up security for international flights headed to the u.s., especially. a law enforcement source tells cbs news officials have not uncovered an actual plot, but information that al qaeda recently expressed interest in recruiting a surgeon to implant explosives. experts warn plastic bombs would be tough to detect even for full body scanners. >> it's hard for the current technology to actually determine what is inside body cavities. >> reporter: security personnel have been told to watch for someone who may be acting
CBS
Jul 2, 2011 1:35am PDT
hear is how he got past airport screeners. the tsa agents who are supposed to match the name on your government id to the name on a current boarding pass. in two airports, he had neither. >> tsa argues this was not a major breech in security because he was screened for weapons. however, the tsa agents who missed his fake boarding passes will be questioned and they could be disciplined. wyatt andrews, contraction news, cbs news, washington. >> transit agency announced that ticket takers would show up for work today. this after the union that represents them say they plan to strike. the union said today the tactic was meant to put pressure on the transportation district. ticket takers are angry about the agency's plan to replace them with a dozen machines. >>> the first day of the city's so-called brownout plan to save money. the two stations that tend to get fewer calls will initially be impacted the most. suspended as needed, including on days with significant fire danger. >> and the first case of west nile this season recorded in contra costa county. the county reminds everyone drai
ABC
Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
uk phone hacking investigation. why london's top cop resigned. plus a new tsa controversy but this time a passenger is accused of improperly touching a tsa worker. carmageddon -- the finale. did it cause as ♪ ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the phone hacking scandal that shut down one of britain's oldest newspapers continues to rock that country. there was another stunning arrest followed by an equally stunning resignation. all of this brings the scandal closer to rupert murdoch. >> rebekah brooks was rupert murdoch's protege and some say he considered her his daughter. she went to scotland yard to talk about the phone hacking scandal under her tenu
CW
Jul 6, 2011 10:00pm PDT
also what the tsa. the internal threat the feds are trying to fight. >>> trying to fight nice with the neighbor. the really large obstacle standing in the way of peace an haony. >> i dana king. >> i'm allen martin. tonightelizabeth cook on how big of an impact grounded firefighting tools will have. >> reporter: they are grounded over in california. cal fire canceled the contract with the nation's largest air tanker company to save money. >> if we cannot get it reinstated we don't know how long we can cast. >> reporter: the ceo of 10 tanker air carrier. the owner of the converted dc10s that hold up to 12,000- gallons of fire retardant. >> we were relying on california and they were relying on us. >> reporter: the tankers based in the southern california desert aren't cheap to operate costing taxpayers $7 million a year. >> it is expensive but it is cost effective and what is saved is, of course, if you're talking lives, you can't put a price on it. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. critics have called these spectacular displays nothing more than cnn drops meaning they were more showy th
CBS
Jul 18, 2011 4:30am PDT
. >>> and the latest controversy over airport screening takes a twist. how a tsa agent ended up on the other side of a patdown. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back. it is 44:2. police have a person of interest in the murder of a young mother whose burned body was discovered in the rockridge neighborhood of oakland. close friends of monica rodas and community activists held a car wish to pay for her funeral and set up a trust fund for her 2-year-old son. organizers call this case disturbing. >> a human being is dead, burned alive. the bay area community needs to be outraged. we cannot live in a society that's okay with this kind of violence against women. >> friends say she was an outgoing happy mother who loved her son. doe nation are being accepted at the oakland -- donations are being accepted at the ymca and there is a $10,000 reward. >>> casey anthony seems to be staying out of the public eye for now. in an interview last night, anthony's lawyer refused to talk about where his client is right now. after nearly three years in jail, she left just after midnight on sunday with $537 in her
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